Riot In The Bathroom: Watch Sex Stains' 'Period. Period.' Video Bratmobile's Allison Wolfe helps lead the hilarious, sneering feminist punk band. Sex Stains filmed its new video in the extremely colorful (and questionable) bathroom at The Smell in L.A.
NPR logo Riot In The Bathroom: Watch Sex Stains' 'Period. Period.' Video

Riot In The Bathroom: Watch Sex Stains' 'Period. Period.' Video


Don't Google Sex Stains unless you add some keywords: Allison Wolfe, '90s riot grrrl, Bratmobile. Formed in L.A. a couple years ago with Wolfe and choreographer Mecca Vazie Andrews, plus former and current members of Warpaint and Prettiest Eyes, Sex Stains just released its self-titled debut. This is hilarious, raunchy, sneering feminist punk rock to inspire spastic dancing — and everyone else can just piss off.

Appropriately (or inappropriately) enough, director Christopher Slater's video for "Period. Period.," a breathlessly fun stab of two-minute dub-punk, was filmed in an extremely colorful — and questionable — bathroom.

"It's the bathroom of the long-standing all-ages punk community venue The Smell, which is being threatened with shutdown, seriously, to be replaced by a parking garage," Allison Wolfe tells NPR. "Three of my bandmates — Sharif [Dumani], Mecca and David [Orlando] — all grew up in L.A. and have attended (and probably played) many shows there. I also have played there in several bands and gone to shows there over the years. I have always been fascinated by the colorful chaotic beauty of their bathrooms, though I'm a little afraid to actually go to the bathroom there."

Sex Stains is out now on Don Giovanni.